It wasn't so long ago...
My name is Clement and I launched Langoustine the box in March 2017 with the aim to provide Fife consumers with fresh shellfish caught by local fishermen. After working with the Fishermen’s Mutual Association in Pittenweem in 2015, I realized that there was significant demand for locally sourced shellfish amongst Fife consumers, however there is not so many ways for locals to get them. As a Frenchman, naturally passionate for fine food (a cliché, I know) I decided then to start-up Langoustine the box, a fresh shellfish delivery business, in order to re-connect locals with the amazing seafood you can find off Fife's coast!
We are convinced of the benefits of fresh seafood locally landed and locally consumed on...
Adding shellfish to your weekly diet is recommended as they are low in fat (and very little of the fat they contain is saturated fat), low in cholesterol and a good source of protein.
...your local economy:
By buying seafood through us, you are guaranteed to receive only shellfish that have been landed in the East Neuk, so you are supporting the local economy and providing for fishermen and fishing communities of the East Neuk. Indeed, fishermen will get a better price supplying you with their catch than wholesaling it to seafood processors.
If you live in Fife, buying shellfish from us will ensure that they have low food miles and thereby a reduced carbon footprint and lessen the impact on the environment. To reduce it further, we have chosen to use PP (Polypropylene) boxes, from Cool Seal (check their website
if you want to know more), rather than EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) ones, because the first are easier to recycle and cost less energy to do so.
Because langoustines, lobsters and crabs are so tasty and you will be so proud to cook delicious meals all by yourself (you will see, it's not difficult)!